Raising equity and debt finance for today’s maturing African tower industry

Expert investor panel at TowerXchange Meetup Africa reflects on deal structures, market structures and the availability of debt

Read this article to learn:

  • The evolution of capital raising: from early pioneers to today's different ballgame
  • The growing preference for sale and leaseback transactions
  • The tower business as a natural monopoly; where and when a second player makes sense
  • The increasing availability and sophistication of debt
  • Why consolidation of MNOs will have little adverse effect on the African tower industry

An auspicious panel of investors in towers convened at the TowerXchange Meetup Africa in October 2014. Moderated by expert advisor Enda Hardiman of Hardiman Telecommunications, the panel included Ed Stumpf from AIIM, Ayman Al Adl from Standard Chartered Bank, Aniko Szigetvari from the IFC, and Nina Triantis from Standard Bank. . The debate spanned the…

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